RAIN & RAINY DAYS IN SAO MIGUEL

What to do when it rains in Sao Miguel

The Azores islands are a stunning, green island. Of course, all that green comes from somewhere, and with only so many churches that you want to visit this is a guide to what you can do when it rains.

Number 1 suggestion, check spotazores.com as one part of the island may be raining, but another part could have bright sunshine. A useful app for checking the weather on the go is Windy.

Sausage making class Join Mrs B and learn how to make homemade, organic sausages. It’s easier than you think! Not only a fun experience but also a tasty one as well. Enjoy your sausages in the Azores or take them home to enjoy. Meat, vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Gin Masterclass Like gin? Not sure what the difference between a Hendricks and a Bombay? Not sure if you like gin or not? Well, we have you covered. With over 400 bottles on display in the Gin Library and expert in the world of gin, bring your thirst for knowledge and let us dive into the world of G&Ts. Experiences on offer include an Azorean and Portuguese tasting, The Best of British and a Worldwide Gin Tasting. Taste 3 examples and then enjoy a G&Ts mixed for you by Master of Gin Ali Bullock. Want a free gin tasting?! Bring a bottle of craft gin we don’t have and it's all free, read more here.

Paint a tile Leave nothing in the Azores but footprints, memories and a tile. The Azores is an environmentally sustainable paradise in the middle of the Atlantic. Leave your memory on the wall with a tile and a hand-painted message or image. Return one day to recall those memories.

Ponta Delgada Food Tour Discover some of the best food in Portugal on this 3h culinary walking tour through Ponta Delgada, the main city of the Azores islands. Check out the Hungry Whales for more information.

Azores Bitter Brewery Visit the local craft beer factory (closed on weekends.) Support a small local business and enjoy some of the best beer in Portugal. The brewery has a small bar and the tour is great for a rainy day, with beer at the end of the tour.

And of course, you could always try a jam making class Inspired by The Great British Bake Off or just keen to make some local jam (with ingredients sourced from the local farmers market.) This is a fun activity and one where you can take your hard work home with you to enjoy.

Spa & thermal baths And finally, this is the default option given by most hotels to visitors for something to do when it rains so you have probably already heard of this. But it is suggested with good reason, it’s luxurious and beautiful. A great way to relax and let the day go by.


We have written these guides to help our guests and visitors to the Azores with curated tips and suggestions. While we have visited each place, these are just our opinions. Should you have any feedback or places we have not discovered please do email us so we can improve the guide for future visitors.

Guests can download this guide here